Top 5 EVs With Best Range In India: April-June 2022
Can these finally solve the range anxiety?
The first thing that comes to our minds when we hear the word ‘electric vehicle’ is range. Range anxiety is real and you can feel the anxiousness building up as you see the battery bars drop. So here we present to you top five electric two-wheelers in India with the highest range. Will they curb your anxiety? Let’s find out:
Gravton Quanta- Rs 1,09,000 (ex-showroom Delhi, limited time offer)
Gravton Motors, a Hyderabad-based EV startup launched their first electric moped last year, named the Quanta. The company claims a range of 320km on its first EV! That is more than triple the range that most electric two-wheelers in the market are offering currently. That said, the humongous range comes at a price. The company claims that this range can only be achieved with an average speed of 25kmph.
A 3kW in-house-built BLDC motor with a peak torque of 180Nm at the wheel is what is powering the EV, so if a no-nonsense EV with a long-range is what you’re looking for, you could seriously consider the Gravton Quanta. Unfortunately, the bike is on sale only in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru currently.
Simple Energy Simple One- Rs 1,09,999 to Rs 1,44,999 (ex-showroom Delhi)
After launching the scooter in August 2021, EV manufacturer Simple One claimed a range of 236km in Ideal Driving Conditions. That said, the company claimed that a real-world range of 203km at speeds of 40-45kmph could be extracted from its 4.8kWh battery pack. Not bad!
Sweetening the deal, the manufacturer launched an additional 1.6kWh battery pack for a premium of Rs 30,000. That will boost the range to a claimed 300km. Apart from that, the EV comes loaded with features like music control and navigation among others. Unfortunately though, the wait for the Simple One has now gotten longer as the brand has decided to delay deliveries for its electric scooter. Read more about it here. It’s important to note that the prices for the Simple One are without including subsidies.
Ola S1 Pro- Rs 85,099 to Rs 1,20,149 (ex-showroom Delhi after deducting subsidies)
Ola Electric launched its first EV last year and the company claims an ARAI certified range of 181km on the top variant, the Ola S1 Pro. Packing a 3.97kWh battery, Ola Electric claims that the S1 Pro’s battery can be charged up to 75km in just 18 minutes, from a fast charger. Juicing it up from a regular charger at your home, it’ll take 6 hours and 30 minutes for a full charge. Ola Electric had earlier announced one Lakh EV Charging Stations For 400 Cities In India with 100 cities being covered in the first year itself. Read all details about it here.
Tork Motors Kratos- Rs 1,92,499 to Rs Rs 2,07,499 (ex-showroom Pune without subsidies)
Bikers will be glad to finally see a motorcycle in this list. The Tork Kratos is the first indigenously developed high-speed electric motorcycle to be manufactured in India. The desi electric bike is available in two variants: the standard and R variant and both the variants get a healthy claimed range of 180km (Ideal Driving Conditions) while you could extract a real world range of about 120km.
The R comes equipped with a higher top speed of 105kmph, peak power is 9kW and you can fully charge it in one hour with a fast charger. The Standard Kratos on the other hand gets a top speed of 100kmph, peak power is 7.5kW and you can fully charge iit in four hours at your home. Other features include a fully digital instrument console, three riding modes (Eco, City and Sports) along with a reverse mode and a four-way joystick to navigate through the dash.
Revolt RV 400- Rs 1,32,000 (ex-showroom Delhi without subsidies)
The Revolt RV 400 gets a 3.24kWh battery unit, which can be fully charged in a claimed 4.5 hours. Equipped with three riding modes, the RV 400 offers a claimed range of 150km in Eco, 100km in Normal and 80km in Sports, with the top speeds being restricted at 45kmph, 65kmph and 85kmph respectively.
The RV 400 gets swappable batteries and you can simply head to a Revolt Switch Station to swap your drained battery for a fully-charged one. This is a great alternative over having to wait for hours to get your battery charged. If you’re looking for a replacement for a 110cc ICE motorcycle, you should have a look at the Revolt RV 400.